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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
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Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
The IRS issued proposed rules in April regarding community health needs assessments and other requirements that section 501(c)(3) hospitals must meet to maintain tax-exempt status.
Hospitals can improve their revenue capture by implementing an automated internal audit function that identifies the root causes of denials, thereby helping to prevent the denials from occurring in the first place.
A case study of a fictional hospital illustrates that even modest changes in contract terms from payers can produce large swings in revenue yield, emphasizing the importance of testing proposed contract modifications before entering any agreement.
Use of an external auditing firm allows hospitals and health systems to gain an objective review of their accounts payable systems without interrupting their staff’s day-to-day workload. Some firms conduct a more in-depth analysis of the supply chain, looking for root causes and making recommendations for change. Consider the following questions to select an external auditor that best meets hospital or health system needs.
Audits often reveal overpayments and unredeemed credits for purchased goods and services that can add up to millions of dollars in large, complex health systems.
Oftentimes, non-core businesses wind up being managed using incomplete operating statements with little focus on metrics.
Providers that would like to respond to complex RAC reviews electronically should consider three strategies.
Adapt this corporate compliance specialist job description for your facility.
The critical role of accounting and finance requires technical competencies used in decision support for all areas of healthcare management, compliance, and development.
Knowing the full range of key topics that should be discussed with an actuary can help guarantee recognition of an organization's insurance program and better manage its liability.
Many healthcare organizations use self-insurance programs to control professional liability and workers’ compensation exposures.
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How can we know if we are collecting the correct charges from payers?
What tips or strategies can you offer related to managing our SSI ratio as it relates to maintaining our 340B drug assistance status?
Join Monongahela Valley Hospital and Craneware as they share lessons learned and best practices for responding to audit requests, working across teams to facilitate appeals, and using data analytics to drive policy guidelines, process improvement, and management decisions.
Centralized audit management and lean audit processes enhance the productivity and efficiency of a hospital’s revenue cycle.
By adopting a six-step approach, healthcare finance leaders can help their organizations consider and address the ethical repercussions of a merger, acquisition, or consolidation.
Centralized audit management and lean audit processes enhance the productivity and efficiency of a hospital's revenue cycle.
Is there a new standard for revenue recognition that healthcare organizations need to comply with? Also, how should we book contractual payment rates?
In this Business Profile, Bruce Haupt, president and CEO of ClearBalance, discusses how a patient loan program can increase patient collections, reduce bad debt, and speed cash flow.
In this Business Profile, Jerry Bruno, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the importance of choosing revenue cycle solutions that help an organization meet the challenges of a quickly evolving healthcare environment.
In this business profile, Lane Jackson, a partner in the Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services practice, with extensive experience in overseeing system implementations and revenue cycle reorganizations, discusses best practices for elevating revenue cycle performance during an EMR implementation. Grant Thornton LLP is a sponsor of the Large System Controllers Council Affinity Group.
In this business profile, Amy Gross, senior vice president of Key Government Finance, discusses the benefits of private placement transactions to support large-scale financing projects.
In this business profile, Doug Polasky, executive vice president at Xtend Healthcare, explains the importance of having sound workflow processes in a consolidated business office to ensure optimal performance and reduce costs.
In this business profile, sponsored by SSI, Jay Colfer, vice president of sales and marketing, shares how patient access solutions are reversing the trend toward increased bad debt resulting from the rise in high-deductible consumer health plans.
In this business profile of Deloitte Consulting, Matthew Hitch and David Betts explore the potential benefits of elevating the customer experience and outline strategies to change service delivery.
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
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